Tag: Mitt Romney
NOV 6, 2012 - Lemmy Kilmister, frontman of the long-running English heavy-metal rock band Motörhead, was backstage at an All-Star Tribute how and talking to Rolling Stone, and gave a lengthy interview on music and politics. He said today's music features "less and less talent and more and more gimmick", which I agree; too much computer and auto-tuning gimmicks. He also said, "I'm pretty fucking hard to impress", alluding to the abundance of mediocrity in the music field. Once again, I agree. The talk eventually went to the Chuck Berry interview last week when Chuck teared up recalling playing the segregated venues in the south, and RS asked him if he thought he would ever see an African-American as President in his lifetime.
Lemmy jumped into the Presidential election saying, "I would have said America wasn't ready for it. And I don't think they were, because they're trying to drag him down now. I mean, the poor fucker's only just gotten rid of all that George Bush shit that he left, or is trying to. And he's being stonewalled by the fucking Congress all the time. I don't know how he's gotten anything done. They should be glad. I mean the alternative is Mitt Romney. Please, please don't vote for Mitt Romney. Fuck him. Repeal abortion law is the first thing he'll do. Fucking monster."
Read the whole interview on RS here. (photo credit: CC/Mark Marek)
OCT 13, 2012 - In an attempt to show balance here at JTMP, I wanted to list the conservative musicians that have come out in support of Mitt Romney, although it seems very short to when compared to Obama. On Romney's site, he starts out with "Lynyrd Skynyrd's Frontman" endorsing him, that being Ronnie's little brother Johnny Van Zandt; but the rest of the musicians in Lynyrd Skynyrd are Obama supporters (and some think Ronnie would be supporting Obama if still alive). Gene Simmons of Kiss has come out vocally in support of Romney, and Kid Rock played at a rally, and one of his songs is used at Romney rallies frequently. Trace Adkins, who is frequently very active in issues and politics, has thrown his support behind Governor Romney; and of course the crazy nutbag Ted Nugent has "endorsed" Romney.
That's about it, I could only find 5. There may be lesser-known musicians who have come out in support, but as for anybody recognizable I can find only a handful while the list of Obama musician supporters probably number in the hundreds. To read the entire "celebrity list" that endorse Mitt Romney, visit Romney's campaign website here.
July 6, 2012 - Larry Iser, a music attorney who has been involved in many copyright cases, has an Op-Ed in Politico this morning about political campaigns getting into hot water for using a musician's music who does not agree with the candidate's policies. Seems Mitt Romney was using K'naan's song "Wavin' Flag" and was told to please cease and desist last February during the Republican primaries, along with Newt and others for other songs. Mr. Iser stresses to the candidate's and their campaigns to ASK FIRST, and respect the copyrights of the artists. Check out the Politico article here. (Photo credit: David Shankbone)
MAY 21, 2012 - Mick Jagger was on SNL the other night, and is creating a buzz for not only hosting and acting well in hilarious skits, but also ending out the show with the man who can make a guitar talk, Jeff Beck and his band. Playing without a pick, Jeff Beck played an awesome 12-bar blues number and had Sir Jagger almost ad libbing it seemed on vocals, and not only did Mick get away with singing "shit" in one of the verse (I guess the censor didn't hear it?) but also at one point in the song took somewhat of a jab at Mitt Romney:
Mr. Romney, you know, he's a match, but he always plays a straight affair.
Mr. Romney is a hard workin' man, and he always says his prayers.
But there's one thing about him, don't ever let him cut your hair!
Below is the NBC Video. (Photo credit: Dina Regine/Wiki)